Celebrating love and family – ED’s Report Winter 2020

This month sees us celebrate love and family – two things that are both intertwined and meaningful at Moorelands Kids. In your winter myMoorelands, we are celebrating YOU, our Moorelands Kids family, and the very many ways you share your love and support with our kids. In the words of Hailey, one of our campers, […]

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Grace Church, Markham’s Story

“Grace means love given freely and without expectation of return.” Archbishop Justin Welby Moorelands Kids’ Century Club, introduced in our 100th year, is made up of dedicated donors who have been giving to Moorelands Kids for twenty years or more. This Valentine’s and Family Day we wanted to celebrate the love and generosity of Grace […]

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Thank You for Sharing this Christmas

THANK YOU for sharing this Christmas!! Moorelands Kids exists to ensure no child is left behind because of family income – Christmas Sharing is just one way in which our AMAZING donors show kids they matter and teach them the value of generosity and caring. This year, 956 children, including 164 newborns and moms, were sponsored through the Adopt-a-Family program. THANK […]

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#GivingTuesday 2019

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT TODAY Moorelands Kids needs YOUR help this #GivingTuesday! On our property on Kawagama Lake, but a 30-minute hike from the main camp, we have a large cabin called Junior Cookout. Despite the name, it’s used by all 700 of our campers to provide shelter on campouts, cookouts and other camp adventures during […]

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Our Christmas Wish – ED’s Report Holiday 2019

Everyone likes to receive presents during the holidays and you can give a gift that delivers big change in the life of a Toronto child this Christmas. We URGENTLY need your help. 100 of our most under-served kids remain without sponsorship as we face the year-end. Their need is clear. Our need for your help […]

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Why Philanthropy is Important

Philanthropy means “love for humankind”. The word has its origins in the Greek “philos,” (loving) and “anthropos,” (humankind). Sometimes the words “philanthropy” and “charity” are used interchangeably but there is a difference. Charity actually refers to a short-term, empathetic response to an immediate problem or issue (for example, giving food to someone who is hungry), while […]

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The Importance of Volunteering

At Moorelands Kids, we think volunteering is so important that we created our VITAL youth leadership program for high school students at Marc Garneau CI. The program’s goal is to empower participants with leadership skills and help them become community leaders and positive role models through service in the community. Right now, our 21 VITAL […]

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Toronto’s Vital Signs Report 2019

Every year, the Toronto Foundation releases its Toronto’s Vital Signs Report which they call their report card for the city. Read the Executive Summary. The report is pulled together from a staggering 294 different studies and data points – so it’s a great guage of what’s going on in this city that we live in […]

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Why Summer Camp Changes Lives

When children attend summer camp we have a lot of hopes for them. We hope that they are safe. We hope that they have fun. We hope that they make memories. We hope that they learn something important about themselves and others. We hope for all these things for our kids, but we work to […]

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AGM 2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us on April 24th, 2019 for the Moorelands Kids 2019 Annual General Meeting. Guests at the event learned how they are empowering Toronto children and youth from lower-income families to transform their lives through their support of Moorelands Kids. Community and Connections It was a fantastic opportunity to engage […]

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Put the Fun in FUNdraising with Friends!

” Miracles happen in multiples of one!” “ Jane Ferguson Get outside. Breathe deep; feel your whole body start to relax. Hear that—that’s the sound of kids laughing. When I ask core donors, John Offutt and Jane Ferguson, why they choose to throw a party to get kids to Moorelands Camp for summer, this is […]

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Let’s Get Letitia to Camp – Send a Kid to Camp

“The happiness and positive vibes are in every person, place or thing on that island.” Letitia, Moorelands camper Moorelands’ camper, Letitia, shares her story: “I first came to camp when I was 11 with my younger sister. Before attending, I had been getting bullied at school which made me very nervous about going to the […]

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Executive Director’s Report 2018

Change is Possible At Moorelands Kids, we intend to drive success for Toronto’s children and youth from low-income families. Moorelands Kids was established in 1912 out of a desire to fight against the impact of grinding poverty, disease and hopelessness facing thousands of families in Toronto. 107 years later outlooks are better for children and […]

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A Message from the President – AGM 2019

The Challenges of Poverty are Widespread. The challenges many families in Toronto face resulting from poverty and the lack of affordable housing are in the news virtually every day. Thanks to our donors’ generosity, Moorelands Kids is providing meaningful and life-changing support for the children and youth affected by these challenges by teaching leadership and […]

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“Moorelands changed Natalie. Be Natalie’s hero. Make a donation before the end of the year to help Natalie spread some Moorelands “campfire confidence” to other Toronto kids.” I’d like you to meet Natalie. She’s just one of the 133,000 children who are living in poverty in our city, right now. Natalie was going through a tough […]

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An Update from Lynda on COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and public health advice to stay at home, Moorelands Kids’ office staff are working remotely and our office will be virtual from Monday March 16th to Thursday, April 30th. After-school programs will not run. Staff members are available by email or phone. Please visit our contact page to get in touch via email or our staff directory for a list of phone numbers.

We continue to accept applications for Moorelands Camp 2020. If you would like to make a donation, please click here or call: 416-466-9987 ext. 309.

New Virtual Programs Launch!

We're excited to launch virtual leadership programs while TDSB schools are closed. Check them out here: Virtual Programs.

If you need information on COVID-19 or health advice, please visit Toronto Public Health’s website. Moorelands Kids will continue to post updates about our services as the situation evolves.

Stay safe and healthy,

Lynda Tilley, Executive Director | Moorelands Kids